Council issues apology ahead of inquiry into historical child sexual abuse

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Nottingham City Council has apologised for any failures and shortcomings which may have led to children being abused in its care.

The apology comes just two weeks before the start of an Independent inquiry into the extent to which councils in Nottinghamshire failed to protect children in their care, from sexual abuse.

Survivor groups say the apology is too little, too late.

Nottingham City Council Chief Executive Ian Curryer has said: